It is the second time in NCAA basketball betting history the two teams will have met as two years ago the Buckeyes routed Presbyterian by a score of 87-43.
College basketball betting stats show that Ohio State has never lost to a team from the Big South, going 10-0. The Buckeyes are fortunate not to have to play a tough team in college basketball betting because they will be without junior Evan Turner for the next couple of months. College basketball betting indicates that he is out with a fracture in his lower back. He was leading the team in scoring at 18.5 points per game in addition to leading them in rebounding and assists. Only 20 players in Ohio State history have scored more than 1,000 points and collected 500 rebounds and Turner is 11 rebounds from reaching that mark. Turner started the season with five-consecutive double-doubles so his absence is really going to affect the Buckeyes in college basketball betting.
Since Presbyterian is no match for the Buckeyes, this could be a college basketball betting game where Ohio State reaches the 100 point mark. Ohio State has scored 100 or more points 69 times in their history and they are 68-1 in those games. The Buckeyes are 49-0 at home when reaching the century mark. The Buckeyes scored 111 points earlier this month in a college basketball betting win over Eastern Michigan.
Presbyterian is just 2-8 this season. They are making the transition into big time college basketball and they are experience growing pains. North Carolina blew them out by 39 points in their last game. It doesn’t get any easier after Ohio State as they face Dayton, Marquette and Florida.
The Buckeyes are 4-1 in NCAA basketball betting in their last 5 home games. The Buckeyes are 8-3 vs. the college basketball betting odds in their last 11 home games vs. a team with a losing road record. The Buckeyes are 18-7 vs. the college basketball betting line in their last 25 non-conference games. The Buckeyes are 5-2 vs. the NCAA basketball betting line in their last 7 Wednesday games. The Buckeyes are 9-4 ATS in their last 13 college basketball betting games overall.
The last four Ohio State games have all gone over the college basketball betting total. Four of their last five home games have gone over in NCAA basketball betting.